Keeper of closed cemetery in Omsk allowed to bury dead for bribes
A trial in respect of former cemetery keeper is about to begin in Omsk.
In exchange for bribe, 54-year-old Nikolay Cheremnov allowed family members to bury their dead on the Severo-Vostochnoe cemetery, which had been closed for burials for 13 years.
The former funeral services employee is charged with 86 criminal counts under Article 290 of the Russian Criminal Code.
According to the investigation, in the period from December 2014 to April 2015 the accused received bribes ranging from 5 to 15 thousand rubles from funeral agents for permission to bury deceased in a private cemetery.
Thus, the total amount of bribes obtained by Nikolay Cheremnov exceeded 410 thousand rubles. He now faces imprisonment of up to eight years and payment of a fine. The keeper fully admitted his guilt.
Aqua business on Baikal. Chinese people to drink the unique lake to the lees? What does this have to do with Deripaska?
Following a request from the West-Baikal Interdistrict Environmental Prosecutor's Office, the Kirovsky District Court of Irkutsk has suspended the construction of a water bottling plant in Kultuk township, Slyudyanka district, pending the rectification of defects identified in the course of the inspection. The construction has been put on hold; the court has to make the final decision in two months. In the meantime, public activists and environmentalists are ringing alarm bells. An all-Russia public rally to protect Lake Baikal is scheduled to March 24; its program includes collection of signatures against the plant construction by AquaSib company belonging to Chinese investors. A day after the court decision, a fire occurred on Talovskie swamps in Kultuk – it must be noted that the main claims brought against the project owners pertain to these swamps. The CrimeRussia was figuring out what threats does the project pose to the lake and local environment, how was it approved, whether a ‘water competition’ is possible in the region, and what has oligarch Oleg Deripaska to do with this?